Branching out in Chatteris

PUBLISHED: 10:46 27 June 2007 | UPDATED: 22:53 28 May 2010

Councillor Sue Elam, the Mayor of Chatteris, cuts the ribbon to open the new Branching out shops in the High Street.

Councillor Sue Elam, the Mayor of Chatteris, cuts the ribbon to open the new Branching out shops in the High Street.

TWO new shops have opened on High Street, Chatteris – both supporting the same charity, Branching Out, but offering very different goods. Both shops, one of which will sell furniture and refurbished computers and the other general items of bric-a-brac, we

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TWO new shops have opened on High Street, Chatteris - both supporting the same charity, Branching Out, but offering very different goods.

Both shops, one of which will sell furniture and refurbished computers and the other general items of bric-a-brac, were opened by the Mayor Chatteris, Councillor Sue Elam, on Monday.

Branching Out, in partnership with Huntingdon Regional College, provides specialist work based training and life skills for students. This includes woodwork courses, where students make a wide range of garden furniture. The organisation also runs a computer update, recycle, re-use and work experience area for its ICT students. They are taught to update and prepare computers for recycling and re-use. The computers are all tested for electrical safety (PAT) before being sold in the shop.

The bric-a-brac shop will be stocked through public donations.

Branching Out already has one shop in Littleport which sells plants and vegetables produced by horticulture students, as well as many other items.


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